Icarus, 2011

Art of Alison Kinnaird - Luminesce
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Exhibition

Dates: 29th July - 31st Aug 2013
Opening Days & Times: Mon-Sun 10am-8pm
Location: Gallery 369, 369 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PW

Fringe Venue Number: 180
Cost: Free, non-ticketed

"Alison Kinnaird's imagery is simply outside time, and alludes to a world long gone. And yet it embraces questions about identity and relationships, about naked truth and social pretence. Her figures relate to the human condition as we think of it today." Dan Klein, Artists in Glass, 2001

Alison Kinnaird has an international reputation as one of the world's leading artists working in glass. In 1997 she was awarded an MBE for services to art and music. Her work combines the ancient technique of wheel engraving with the modern technology of LED lighting. The introduction of light brings luminescence and colour to work ranging from small intimate pieces to large architectural installations.

The Festival Fringe Exhibition features a number of lit works, smaller engraved pieces and cameo engraved wall panels, as well as a series of Alison's drawings on glass. She also works on a large scale in different media and the show includes charcoal, pencil and ink-wash paintings.


Wing, 2011

Her work appears in many important collections such as the V&A Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass NY. It can be seen elsewhere in Edinburgh in the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery where she created the new Donor Window and a commisioned portrait of the ornithologist Roy Dennis. A large architectural installation is also in Marchmont St Giles Church, Edinburgh, where the Butterflies Cafe, named after Alison's work, is open daily to the public.

Find more information about Alison's recent activities or view more of Alison's work in an online Gallery

feedback from the public at a recent exhibition in Linlithgow Burgh Halls:

"A quite stunning show"

"Wonderful exhibition - so beautiful and moving"

"Amazing technique. Opened my mind"

" This is wonderful. How can a simple piece of glass be transformed to tell such powerful and poignant stories?!"